1741 Old Post Road, Gillett AR 72055
The Confederates built massive Fort Hindman here in 1862 to guard against Union incursions up the Arkansas River into the state’s interior. The fort fell after an overpowering Union Army-Navy attack Jan 10–11, 1863. The battle not only opened up a river route to Little Rock, but also further eroded Confederate activity on the Mississippi. The fort itself no longer exists but supporting earthworks do. The visitor center offers excellent Civil War exhibits including a model of the fort.
Grounds open daily 8 am–dark, visitor center open 8 am–5 pm daily. Free.
Arkansas Post National Monument • Fort Curtis/Helena Civil War • MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History • Pea Ridge National Military Park • Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park • Red River Campaign state parks • Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park / Little Rock Campaign